In 1984, the 12-part Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars mini-series brought all the major heroes of the Marvel Universe together for one of the first major comic book crossovers ever, blowing fans’ minds in the process. In the original comic mini-series, the cosmic entity called the Beyonder brought super beings from all over Earth to a specially created Battleworld, where the heroes had to fight their most infamous villains. The first true “event series” in comics, Secret Wars was an instant game changer, and is still a beloved storyline over 30 years later.
Now, this classic Marvel Comics saga is becoming the basis for the latest season of the animated Avengers series, as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes unite once again to fight the foes no hero could withstand alone–introducing Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars. Picking up right after the events of season three Ultron Revolution, the fourth season finds Tony Stark trapped in another dimension.
While the Avengers muster all of their knowledge and strength to try and find a way to bring him back, they are attacked by a new Cabal of villains who scatter the mighty heroes across space and time. With the help of the Black Panther’s new team, including Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Vision, the Avengers must reunite in time to save the universe.
The animated Avengers debuts a fourth season with a one-hour premiere on Saturday, June 17 (11:30 a.m. EDT) on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 a.m. EDT).
Disney XD will also present a series of six shorts featuring the newest Avengers– Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Vision–in a flashback sequence that introduces viewers to their powers, beginning Friday, June 2 on Disney XD, the Disney XD App, Disney XD YouTube and VOD. All six shorts will be available on Friday, June 2 on the Disney XD App.
According to Marvel’s official description, in “Avengers No More – Part 1” (11:30 a.m. EST), the Avengers will battle the Leader and his newly formed Cabal. This will be followed up by “Avengers No More – Part 2” (12:00 p.m. EST), in which Black Panther will assemble a new team of Avengers to stop the Leader and free the original members of the team.
The series stars Mick Wingert as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith as Captain America, Travis Willingham as Thor, Troy Baker as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey as Black Widow, Bumper Robinson as Falcon, David Kaye as The Vision, James Matthis III as Black Panther, Kathreen Khavari as Ms. Marvel, Josh Keaton as Ant-Man, Kari Wahlgren as Wasp, and Grey Griffin as Captain Marvel.
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